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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 6/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.05
CDUAF's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
80% of the 584 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.28 vs. CDUAF: 0.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
CDUAF' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03  Med: 0.24 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.05
Equity to Asset 0.33
CDUAF's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
53% of the 572 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. CDUAF: 0.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
CDUAF' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.28  Med: 0.34 Max: 0.42
Current: 0.33
0.28
0.42
Interest Coverage 3.98
CDUAF's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
53% of the 306 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.36 vs. CDUAF: 3.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
CDUAF' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.24  Med: 3.68 Max: 9999.99
Current: 3.98
2.24
9999.99
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 1.20
M-Score: -2.71
WACC vs ROIC
2.78%
6.35%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 7/10

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history
Operating margin (%) 33.31
CDUAF's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 593 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 12.14 vs. CDUAF: 33.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
CDUAF' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 18.81  Med: 24.26 Max: 34.63
Current: 33.31
18.81
34.63
Net-margin (%) 17.66
CDUAF's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 594 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.12 vs. CDUAF: 17.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
CDUAF' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 7.23  Med: 11.77 Max: 20.11
Current: 17.66
7.23
20.11
ROE (%) 9.49
CDUAF's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 592 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 8.69 vs. CDUAF: 9.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
CDUAF' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 11.1  Med: 14.60 Max: 28.2
Current: 9.49
11.1
28.2
ROA (%) 3.63
CDUAF's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 608 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.06 vs. CDUAF: 3.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
CDUAF' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 4.29  Med: 4.91 Max: 9.5
Current: 3.63
4.29
9.5
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 7.93
CDUAF's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 605 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9.00 vs. CDUAF: 7.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
CDUAF' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 8.94  Med: 13.33 Max: 28.48
Current: 7.93
8.94
28.48
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 5.30
CDUAF's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 503 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. CDUAF: 5.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CDUAF' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -13.2  Med: 4.90 Max: 21.4
Current: 5.3
-13.2
21.4
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 9.40
CDUAF's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 473 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. CDUAF: 9.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CDUAF' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 2.90 Max: 9.4
Current: 9.4
0
9.4
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 7.70
CDUAF's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 430 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. CDUAF: 7.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CDUAF' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -4.7  Med: 7.70 Max: 16.6
Current: 7.7
-4.7
16.6
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Preferred stocks of Canadian Utilities Ltd

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
CU.PR.E.Canada23.005.33Cum Red Second Pfd Shs Series -BB-
CU.PR.C.Canada23.804.20
CU.PR.D.Canada23.255.27Cum Red Second Pfd Shs Series -AA-
CU.PR.F.Canada21.305.28
CU.PR.G.Canada21.325.28

Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 20.50
CDUAF's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
53% of the 487 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 17.10 vs. CDUAF: 20.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
CDUAF' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 10  Med: 15.98 Max: 21.75
Current: 20.5
10
21.75
Forward P/E 16.23
CDUAF's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
59% of the 250 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 14.51 vs. CDUAF: 16.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 20.00
CDUAF's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
56% of the 486 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 17.10 vs. CDUAF: 20.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
CDUAF' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 10  Med: 15.55 Max: 21.73
Current: 20
10
21.73
P/B 2.12
CDUAF's P/B is ranked lower than
67% of the 582 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. CDUAF: 2.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
CDUAF' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.53  Med: 2.24 Max: 2.83
Current: 2.12
1.53
2.83
P/S 2.83
CDUAF's P/S is ranked lower than
71% of the 589 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.38 vs. CDUAF: 2.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
CDUAF' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.56  Med: 2.81 Max: 3.99
Current: 2.83
1.56
3.99
POCF 6.41
CDUAF's POCF is ranked higher than
63% of the 467 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 7.68 vs. CDUAF: 6.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
CDUAF' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 5.1  Med: 6.52 Max: 9.93
Current: 6.41
5.1
9.93
EV-to-EBIT 15.82
CDUAF's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
55% of the 504 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 14.74 vs. CDUAF: 15.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
CDUAF' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 3.7  Med: 12.90 Max: 22.3
Current: 15.82
3.7
22.3
PEG 2.70
CDUAF's PEG is ranked higher than
57% of the 240 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.51 vs. CDUAF: 2.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
CDUAF' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.45  Med: 2.89 Max: 8.16
Current: 2.7
0.45
8.16
Shiller P/E 17.79
CDUAF's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
57% of the 349 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 18.95 vs. CDUAF: 17.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
CDUAF' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 12.23  Med: 17.48 Max: 21.61
Current: 17.79
12.23
21.61
Current Ratio 0.88
CDUAF's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
57% of the 587 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. CDUAF: 0.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
CDUAF' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.54  Med: 1.99 Max: 3.64
Current: 0.88
0.54
3.64
Quick Ratio 0.81
CDUAF's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
54% of the 587 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. CDUAF: 0.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
CDUAF' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.49  Med: 1.76 Max: 3.41
Current: 0.81
0.49
3.41
Days Inventory 47.71
CDUAF's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
73% of the 528 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 22.68 vs. CDUAF: 47.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
CDUAF' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 27.37  Med: 52.90 Max: 446.45
Current: 47.71
27.37
446.45
Days Sales Outstanding 42.52
CDUAF's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
58% of the 471 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 50.64 vs. CDUAF: 42.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
CDUAF' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 45.19  Med: 51.63 Max: 78.57
Current: 42.52
45.19
78.57

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 3.45
CDUAF's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
57% of the 868 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.83 vs. CDUAF: 3.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
CDUAF' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.21  Med: 2.97 Max: 7.78
Current: 3.45
2.21
7.78
Dividend Payout 0.55
CDUAF's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
76% of the 535 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. CDUAF: 0.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
CDUAF' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.28  Med: 0.61 Max: 1.94
Current: 0.55
0.28
1.94
Dividend growth (3y) 10.00
CDUAF's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
73% of the 308 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. CDUAF: 10.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
CDUAF' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: 2.20 Max: 65.8
Current: 10
0
65.8
Yield on cost (5-Year) 5.24
CDUAF's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
65% of the 868 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.34 vs. CDUAF: 5.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
CDUAF' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 3.37  Med: 4.54 Max: 11.81
Current: 5.24
3.37
11.81
Share Buyback Rate -1.00
CDUAF's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
59% of the 344 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: -2.00 vs. CDUAF: -1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
CDUAF' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0.5  Med: 0.00 Max: -1
Current: -1

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Tangible Book 2.32
CDUAF's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
61% of the 530 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.82 vs. CDUAF: 2.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
CDUAF' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.44  Med: 2.07 Max: 2.97
Current: 2.32
1.44
2.97
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 6.30
CDUAF's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 596 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. CDUAF: 6.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
CDUAF' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 4.5  Med: 7.75 Max: 27.2
Current: 6.3
4.5
27.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 4.23
CDUAF's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 356 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.87 vs. CDUAF: 4.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
CDUAF' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: 1.5  Med: 4.00 Max: 24.2
Current: 4.23
1.5
24.2

Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Regulated » Utilities - Diversified
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Traded in other countries:CU.PR.E.Canada, CU.X.Canada, CU.Canada, CU.PR.C.Canada, CU.PR.D.Canada, CU.PR.F.Canada, CU.PR.G.Canada, CUD.Germany,
Canadian Utilities Ltd was incorporated under the laws of Canada on May 18, 1927 and was continued under the Canada Business Corporations Act on August 15, 1979. The Company is engaged in business activities including utilities of pipelines, natural gas and electricity transmission and distribution; and energy including power generation and sales, industrial water infrastructure, natural gas gathering, processing, storage and liquids extraction. The Company operates in segments including Utilities, Energy, ATCO Australia and Corporate and Other. The Utilities segment activities are conducted through three regulated businesses in western and northern Canada: ATCO Gas, ATCO Electric and ATCO Pipelines. ATCO Gas distributes natural gas throughout Alberta and in the Lloydminster area of Saskatchewan. It serves municipal, residential, business and industrial customers. ATCO Electric and its subsidiaries transmit and distribute electricity in northern and central east Alberta, the Yukon and the Northwest Territories. Its service territory includes oil sands areas near Fort McMurray and heavy oil areas near Cold Lake and Peace River. ATCO Pipelines transmits natural gas in Alberta. It receives natural gas at gas processing plants as well as from other natural gas transmission systems and transports it to end users in the province or to other pipeline systems for export. The Energy segment activities are conducted through ATCO Power and ATCO Energy Solutions. ATCO Power's businesses include the regulated and non-regulated supply of electricity from natural gas, coal-fired and hydroelectric generating plants in western Canada and Ontario. ATCO Energy Solutions' businesses include non-regulated natural gas gathering, processing, storage and transmission, natural gas liquids extraction, electricity transmission, and industrial water services in western Canada and the Northwest Territories. The ATCO Australia segment includes two business operations ATCO Gas Australia and ATCO Power Australia. ATCO Gas Australia provides natural gas distribution services in Western Australia. It serves metropolitan Perth and surrounding regions. ATCO Power Australia is a supplier of electricity from three natural gasfired generating plants in Adelaide, South Australia; Brisbane, Queensland; and Karratha, Western Australia. The Corporate and Other segment includes investments in contracted electricity transmission infrastructure in Alberta and geographical expansion into Mexico. It also includes commercial real estate owned by the Company in Alberta.
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